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that norman schwarzkopf died today in tampa, florida. he spent his life in the military. in vietnam he famously led his men through a mine field by having the mines marked with shaving cream. he's best known for commanding the american-led coalition in the first iraq war. norman schwarzkopf was 78. >> heartbreaking news for parents hoping to adopt russian orphans. the country's president announced he will sign a law banning such adoptions. grace lee on the youngest victims of this international tug of war. >> our children are very much excited to having a baby brother. we set up his room together. >> reporter: the family spent the holidays with their two biological children, nathan and cameron. and their adopted daughter. they shot video when they brought her home from siberia two years ago. they were hoping for another addition to their family from russia in the coming year. >> this is the crib we have. >> reporter: they are just one of hundreds that have been caught in an international political showdown. president vladimir putin plans to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. this wa
general norman schwarzkopf, who led the 1991 desert storm operation has di died in tampa florida. schwarzkopf when his outside personality and booming voice became a household name as america americans push iraqi forced out of kuwait. he was only the ninth u.s. general to be knighted. george h.w. bush called the general a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. norman schwarzkopf was 78 years old. the white house today says president obama is keeping a close eye on a possible strike by longshoremen. union leaders for nearly 15,000 dock workers at every port from texas to maine say they'll walk off the job on sunday. we asked anna werner to find out how a strike would hurt the u.s. economy. >> reporter: the port of houston handles 42 million tons of cargo every year. it extended its hours this week to try and get shipments in and out before a strike can bring the port to a standstill. jim gillis is vice president of gulf intermodal services, a container trucking company. >> we've seen a dramatic increase in volumes and congestion as a result.
house is calling general norman schwarzkopf an american original. general colin powell says america lost a great patriot and great soldier. the commander of "operation desert storm" died thursday from complications of pneumonia. as bob orr reports, schwartzzkopf was one of the world's celebrated leaders since world war ii. >> reporter: the nation came to know him as he delivered fiery briefings during the 1991 persian gulf war. >> the simple fact of the matter is that now, every time an iraqi airplane takes off the ground it's running away. >> reporter: commanding the american-led coalition to remove saddam hussein's forces from kuwait schwarzkopf was front and center as america watched its first live televised war. for more than a month, smart bombs and cruise missiles struck strategic iraqi targets then in "operation desert storm" schwarzkopf flankd iraqi troops with a surprising and aggressive ground campaign. in 100 hours coalition forces destroyed the iraqi amply and instilled confidence in the u.s. military. >> as far as saddam hussein being a great military
to see what $25 million can buy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, morning.. general "stormin" norman schwarzkopf.. the retired general died of complications stone we're saying good-bye to an american icon this morning. general "stormin' norman" schwartzkopf. >> the retired general died of complications from pneumonia in tampa, florida yesterday. teresa garcia has a look back at the general's life. >>> reporter: general h. norman schwartzkopf achieved military fame and international acclaim as a war hero. he commanded the u.s.-led operation desert storm a coalition of some 30 countries that successfully drove saddam saddam's forces out of kuwait in 1991. the ground war lasted just 100 hours. >> this is sand from the liberated beaches of kuwait is what this is. and we're very proud to be able to -- >> reporter: schwartzkopf was born in 1934 in trenton, new jersey. he followed his father's footsteps to west point. in 1966 he volunteered to serve in vietnam becoming a highly decorated combat soldier. his nickname was "stormin' norman," referring to his notoriously explosive temper. >> you're going a
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